"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ta da!!

Last night I finally finished my September project! As soon as I saw this pattern in 'Down Under Quilts Issue 100' I knew I had to make it. The original quilt is done in reds, and is one of a set of three Redwork designs by Tita Leach, but as another quilter in our Friday quilting group was making it in the reds I decided I'd like to try something different - so I chose beautiful blues and purples. I am thrilled with how it has turned out!

I used gold thread around parts of the dragonfly wings, as some of the fabrics had gold scattered through them.

It's hard to see in the photos but I also did some beading - the snails have gold beads scattered through the main part of the shell, and the flowers have purple/blue beads in their centres.


I added a couple of sweet gold charms (frog and dragonfly) and finished the centre panel with 'Creation' embroidered across the top as this quilt reminded me of the beauty of God's Creation - in fact that is the name of the quilt, "Beauty in Creation".

I'm planning on doing another in this series next year, and again I'll not use the reds that Tita chose, but will aim to have a rainforest colour scheme - greens and browns.

The joy of quilting is that you are only limited by your imagination.
Have a lovely day!!
Jenny

1 comment:

fionad said...

Oh Jenny,

That is so very beautiful. How I wish I had time to sit and quilt. One day....

You are such a talented lady!!

Blessings,
Fi :-)